La Dolce Vita

“Refreshingly modern take on traditional Italian dining” - AA Inspector



Official Rating
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We are a very small family run restaurant, confident that all the correct procedures are in place and that our small family team are trained and working hard to meet the guidelines and ensure all round safety.

Our Inspector's view

Tucked away but handy for the centre of town, this is a traditional, family-run (dad out front, mum and son in the kitchen) Italian restaurant, brought bang up to date with modern techniques and presentation. Low key, simple decor puts the emphasis firmly on the food. Quality of ingredients is second-to-none, with an excellent starter of wonderfully fresh burrata with beetroot, hazelnuts and raspberry followed by cured and flamed mackerel with rhubarb and fennel. A lemon, fennel and yoghurt semi-freddo, with a fennel meringue and delicious lemon verbena ice cream, makes for a refreshing finish.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
La Dolce Vita
Phone : 01743 249126


  • Seats: 28
  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Monday and Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12.00
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 3
  • Cuisine style: Modern Italian
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Shropshire

Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.

Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world. 

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